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My Highlights of 2016!

Hello and welcome to my highlights of the past year!

As it’s December, I thought I would look back on some of my personal favourite card designs, and the ones that hold fond memories. Please do join me…

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To begin with, I’m showing this card, because it is my very first design made from Craftwork Card papers. I used ‘Vintage Backgrounds’ to produce this card for my design team application back in May.








My first design team project was to make samples using the  ‘Christmas Cheer’ collection in June. I’m very proud of this card because Julie liked it enough to re-create it on her Create and Craft show!









I also purchased ‘Chalboard Collection’ to make design team application cards. This one I made at a later date to have a play with these gorgeous papers. I uploaded it to Pinterest, to add it to my gallery, and it has proved to be quiet well liked! It’s a more simple design, not my best, but this card has 84 Pinterest saves, making it your favourite! Thanks for for liking it so much!







In July, I was crafting again making samples, using the ‘Pocket Full Of Parers Christmas’ USB stick this time. This is my favourite design made by printing off papers from  the ‘Peppermint Forest’ collection.







The ‘Tropicana Collection’ was my next delight! I really enjoyed producing cards using these papers back in August. This is one of the designs featured in the Create and Craft show.








I purchased the ‘Coastal Collection’ in August, as I fell in love with it straight away. So I made this card especially for my Husband to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary.








September sees the introduction of the ‘Stamp It’ kit that Julie Hickey help to design. I instantly bonded with this range, and I have to say it’s right up my alley! I’ve chosen this particular card design to show, because I did adore those background stamps.







During October, I was very fortunate to of been given the opportunity to design some lettering for the ‘Inspired Illustrations’ USB stick. In a previous job, I produced hand lettering for a wholesale card company. So I was delighted to design captions again! This top fold card I made by increasing the size of the Daughter word to fill most of the card front.





Another exciting time was when the ‘Stamp It II’ kit came out in November. A beautiful floral collection of stamps and papers, that I enjoyed getting creative with. Here is a curved front card using a pink colour scheme.








I found myself delving into a more vintage style with this art deco easel card. Made from using the very clever ‘Reveal It’ matts. I was pleased with the way this card came out, edging it all in shiny, silver board.







To end with, I am showing you this Christmas design of mine. I love these pre-cut window frames. This card I think has a sense of reflection, looking through the window to the snowy trees outside. I used the ‘Christmas Cheer Collection’ which was my first design team materials to use, making the three tiny cards on the window sill.






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Thanks you so much for sharing my cards with me. I am a very lucky to be part of the design team for Craftwork Cards. They produce such wonderful, good quality products. A pleasure to craft with I’m sure you’ll agree. You are welcome to follow this link to view more of my work;

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and happy crafting in the New Year!





  1. Jane Lee

    19th December 2016 - 11:16 am

    All such gorgeous cards Sue but I especially love the Christmas window, so clever! Happy Christmas, Jane x

    • Sue Smith

      21st December 2016 - 3:55 pm

      Happy Christmas to you too Jane. Thanks for all your support and lovely comments, always so appreciated! xXx

  2. Pat

    19th December 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Well done Sue. Over the last few months you have created and designed such an array of cards. Each one is a delight.

    • Sue Smith

      21st December 2016 - 3:57 pm

      It has been such an exciting ride, as you know full well! Thanks for all your support and encouragement, always appreciated! Many, many thanks! xXx

  3. Julie nagle

    21st December 2016 - 4:01 am

    fabulous sue love them all. x

    • Sue Smith

      21st December 2016 - 3:58 pm

      Arh thanks so much Julie! Thanks for leaving me a lovely comment! xXx

  4. louisse major

    21st December 2016 - 7:22 pm

    So talented Sue! Blessed to know u.

    • Sue Smith

      22nd December 2016 - 1:36 pm

      Arh thank you Louisse! Thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment! xXx

  5. Jackie J

    22nd December 2016 - 1:05 am

    Wonderful collection of cards Sue x

    • Sue Smith

      22nd December 2016 - 1:37 pm

      Thanks so much Jackie! Thanks for all your support and encouragement over the past year. Always appreciated! xXx

  6. Janet R

    26th December 2016 - 12:41 am

    All of your cards are fabulous works of art, colourful, creative and beautifully presented, well done. You clearly enjoy crafting which shows in your designs. May 2017 be the year of more exiting cards for us to enjoy as well as for you in creating them. Happy New Year Sue xxx

    • Sue Smith

      2nd January 2017 - 9:51 pm

      Thanks so much! Yes looking forward to 2017. Happy New Year to you too, big hugs! xXx

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